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Re: smtp crap

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: smtp crap
Date: Tue, 11 Oct 2011 01:03:39 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.0.90 (gnu/linux)

>> I'd hope that any user who's not dead-set on using Emacs's smtpmail
>> support will simply say "use mailclient".  So the likelihood of wrong
>> smtp setup should be rather low.
> Hmm, remember, this issue applies to more than windows...
> (I'm using debian and I got the question [repeatedly, though
> the repetition is obviously a bug]).

I don't see why the issue should be different for Debian (but see below).

>> No.  Especially given that the current prompt doesn't really offer
>> mailclient as an option, so that needs to be fixed first.
> mailclient is a windows-only option right?


> How about in the gnu/linux case?  Here the choice is (apparently)
> between sendmail (or really "system MTA," often not really sendmail)
> and the new smtp.

That's exactly what I'm referring to when I say "the current prompt
doesn't really offer mailclient".  It needs to be fixed to offer
mailclient on all platforms.


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